Very Good Security

Very Good Security (VGS) is a leading data security company providing a developer-friendly platform to help businesses use sensitive data without the cost or liability of securing the data themselves.

Very Good Security (VGS) is the easiest, most secure and most compliant way to collect, protect and exchange sensitive data of all types to help you lower your liability, increase your security posture, and achieve compliances in record time.

Very Good Security was founded in 2015 by Mahmoud Abdelkader and Marshall Jones. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Very Good Security is on a mission to protect the world’s sensitive data, enabling innovation while ensuring security and privacy.

VGS is the modern approach to data security. Its SaaS solution gives you all the benefits of interacting with sensitive and regulated data without the liability of securing it.

VGS eliminates the need for customers to hold sensitive data by decoupling and insulating customer systems and applications from sensitive data. Data collected via VGS is segmented, aliased, and stored in secure vaults until needed.

VGS is at the forefront of security innovation, protecting data in all formats including PDFs, images, emails, and voice calls. It helps customers innovate by making it easier and safer to operate on and share sensitive data. Some of VGS' customers include Empower, LendUp, Flutterwave, SHIFT, BREX and man others.


Very Good Security is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Vertex Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NYCA and others. The company raised $35M from a "Series B" financing on Oct 24, 2019. This new round brings Very Good Security's total funding to $43.5M to date.


Very Good Security was recognized by Security Innovation Network (SINET) as one of the most innovative and compelling cybersecurity companies in 2018.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $43.5M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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